Today's News

  • Bike riders will help hospital

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Teachers Association’s annual Wheels for Life Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin at 9 a.m. April 30 at Myers Grade School in Cannelton.

    Cannelton police officers will escort the riders along a 10-mile route around town, according to Joan Goble, chairwoman for the fundraising event. A section of Myers playground will be designated for little riders to participate.

  • Absentee voting begins today

    PERRY COUNTY – Today is the first day to vote in person before an absentee voter board at the courthouse. Absentee voting will be set up in the commissioners meeting room from 8 a.m. through noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Absentee voting will be closed during lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

    The office will also be open the two Saturdays before the election, April 23 and April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Farm Toy Show Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Farm Toy Show and Farm Scene Display contest, sponsored by the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds Committee, will be held Saturday at the fairgrounds. The event will be held inconjuction with an annual consignment auction. All money raised will benefit the 4H fairgrounds.
    Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $1 per person; children 6 years old and under get in for free .Winners of a farm scene-contest will be announced at 2 p.m. the day of the show.

  • PCJW invite women to Craft Night

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Junior Women will host a Craft Night for anyone interested in finding out more about the group, said membership recruitment chair Renate Jobst.
    The craft night will be 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. Light refreshments will be served. Membership is open to anyone but voting rights are limited to persons between the ages of 18 and 40.

  • Community will help choose name for mule

    PERRY COUNTY – A young mule whose mother was given a new lease on life through a rescue group will soon get a new name himself as part of a contest designed to raise awareness of the group’s efforts.

    A 6-year-old mare named Sissy gave birth March 27 to the male mule. Sissy, three other horses and a mule were removed last May by Indiana Horse Rescue South from conditions group members described as deplorable.

  • Commissioners tap Kleeman for planning council

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to appoint John Kleeman to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    Also seeking the appointment were Ed Morey and Don Neill, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said.

    Kleeman was the only one who was qualified, Commissioner Tom Hauser said, “although the other two are very community-minded and have impressive resumes.”

  • Etienne named 2011 Lilly Scholar

    TELL CITY – Pat Crawford, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    Ariel Etienne has been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, as well as a stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Circus tradition continues

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, founded during the Great Depression, will visit Tell City next week. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars.

    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police is hosting the circus as a fundraiser for the lodge’s projects.

  • Correctional facility earns high marks

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRANCHVILLE – One of the county’s largest employers has received high marks in a review of its programs and procedures.

    Branchville Correctional Facility has been recommended for reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association following the completion of a three-day audit. A three-person team toured the facility, interviewed staff and reviewed policies, procedures and practices.

  • Campers to get second overnight stay with cops

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Preparations were continuing for Camp With a Cop, Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at a regular meeting of the city’s common council April 11. An online application had been updated to reflect a second overnight stay for the campers, he said.

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